State of Oregon
Online Voters' Guide
Statewide Special Election
May 20, 1997

Dear Oregonian,

On May 20, 1997, Oregonians will vote by mail on two statewide measures referred to the voters by the 1997 Legislative Assembly.

In this Voters' Guide you will find information about each referred measure, including the ballot title, estimate of financial impact, complete text of the proposed measure, explanatory statement and any arguments filed by proponents and opponents of the measure. Additionally, this pamphlet contains information about registering to vote, updating your registration and casting your vote-by-mail ballot.

For sight-impaired or blind persons, a tape copy of this pamphlet can be obtained by calling Independent Living Resources at (503) 232-7411.

You must be registered to vote no later than April 29, 1997 to participate in this election. Either deliver your registration card to a county clerk's office by 5 p.m. April 29 or make sure it is postmarked by April 29. Ballots will be mailed between April 30 and May 2. Your voted ballot must be received by county elections officials, either by mail or at a designated drop-site, no later than 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 20. Postmarks do not count.

Remember, your ballot is yours, and Oregon law provides stiff penalties for fraud and undue influence. Please take the time to read this Voters' Pamphlet and exercise your right to vote.


Phil Keisling
Secretary of State

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